Earthquake in Turkey
by Rodney Duckett on February 9th, 2023
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 6 with enough force to be felt in nations hundreds of miles away. More than 100 aftershocks have been recorded since the initial disaster, impacting millions of people throughout the region.  Read More
Deacon Ordination: A Special Time of Worship
by Rodney Duckett on January 24th, 2023
What a Special Night for "Set Apart Men"This past Sunday night we enjoyed a special night of worship in the lives of several men in our church. During our time together four men were ordained into the Deacon Ministry serving at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. These men, Ken Davis, Steve Goolsby, Kerry Hale and Mark Young, spent a few minutes sharing their testimony and acceptance of this new call on th...  Read More
Advent at MOBC
by Rodney Duckett on December 9th, 2022
No one really knows when Advent first began. However, in the late 400s, St. Gregory of Tours wrote in the History of the Franks that St. Perpetuus decreed a three-week fast from the time of the feast of St. Martin until Christmas. Whether this was a new custom being instated or an existing observance being enforced. In 567 at the second Council of Yours, monks began to practice fasting on the first of December through Christmas day.  Read More
Veterans Day: Why We Remember
by Rodney Duckett on November 11th, 2022
Halloween, with its community outreach events, is now behind us and, if you are like me, you are now focused on the preparations for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the new year. There is an opportunity, however, for the church to give thanks before Thanksgiving every November – Veterans Day.  Read More